How to Make an Orange Julius

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an Orange Julius

Orange Julius is a chain of fruit beverage stores, offering blended fruit drinks and smoothies. The original Orange Julius is a creamy orange drink that is smooth and frothy.[1] Fans of Orange Julius can make a copycat version of the drink at home using a few simple ingredients, blended until smooth or to the desired consistency.

This Orange Julius recipe can be customized to suit any taste, with the addition of other fruits and flavorings.

Start to finish: 10 minutes

Serves: 4


Offered by Orange Julius
Customer service phone 952-830-0200[2]
Served as Beverage
Main ingredients Orange juice, milk, ice
Cooking method  
Similar to Blended orange smoothie
Author Selena Robinson

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Orange Julius Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup milk[3]
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar[4]
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 ice cubes

Orange Julius Recipe

  1. In a blender, combine the orange juice, milk, water and vanilla. Blend the liquids for 10 seconds to mix thoroughly.
  2. Add the sugars to the blender and run it for an additional 10 to 15 seconds.
  3. Add the ice cubes to the mixture and blend for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the drink is smooth and frothy.[5]
  4. Divide the drink between 4 glasses and serve immediately.[6]

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Orange Julius Recipe

A guide to preparing an Orange Julius at home. The drink is made using frozen orange juice, milk, water, sugar or honey, vanilla and ice. The ingredients are poured into a blender and blended until the drink is smooth.


  • You can create homemade versions of your favorite Orange Julius recipes, such as the OrangeBerry Julius, by adding other fruits or fruit concentrates to the recipe.
  • Make a vegan Orange Julius by replacing the whole milk with almond milk, soy milk, or rice milk.
  • For a different taste, substitute the orange juice with any other fruit juice concentrate such as lemonade, raspberry, or grapefruit.

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